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Forgotten

Author: Linda Hervieux

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445663494

Category: History

Page: 384

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The tale of an all-black battalion whose crucial contributions at D-Day have gone unrecognised to this day

All the Broken Soldiers

All the Broken Soldiers

Author: Jan McLeod

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781922765581

Category: History

Page: 381

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This is the story of a soldier without a gun. It is personal, yet universal. It is the story of what is left behind when the battles have been fought and the war has moved on. To the Australian Army, Private Lawrence Nicholas Kennedy was NX21854, a soldier who served for 1907 days with the 2/4th Australian Army Field Ambulance in Australia, the Middle East, the Kokoda Track and New Guinea during World War II. With older brother, Bill by his side, the Kennedy boys experienced the adventure and the joy, the loss and the despair of war – like too many others before and since. To those who knew Nick Kennedy after the war, he was a dedicated and professional psychiatric nurse. To the author, he was her gentle Uncle Nick, remembered as a kind, funny and generous man who seemed older than his years. The small diary he kept during World War II helped her understand why that was so. Kennedy’s words and photographs tell the harrowing and compelling story of one young man who went to war – not to kill the enemy, but to save his fellow soldiers – only to return home forever changed by the challenges, hardships and tragedy he experienced. All the Broken Soldiers provides a rare insight into an aspect of war fought by soldiers equipped with little more than a basic medical kit and a Red Cross armband … those who cared for the broken soldiers that war leaves behind.

A Decline in Prophets

A Decline in Prophets

Author: Sulari Gentill

Publisher: CMC Verve

ISBN: 9780857303608

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Wealthy Bohemian artist Rowland Sinclair and his lively companions are sailing homewards to Australia on the RMS Aquitania. The ship embodies luxury and civilised respite from the tensions of the Depression-era; until the murders start... A passenger manifest containing suffragettes, men of God and mystics ought to provide stimulation and safety; instead, a cocktail of flawed people results in danger, death and a cloud of suspicion which envelops Rowland and his entourage - a poet, a fellow painter and a brazen sculptress. Finding himself unwittingly at the centre of a murder investigation, can Rowland put a stop to the heinous crimes before he and his friends become victims themselves? Sulari Gentill expertly weaves real events and personalities into her tension-fuelled murder mysteries which are sure to enthral lovers of deep intrigue and history.

Steamship Travel in the Interwar Years

Steamship Travel in the Interwar Years

Author: Lorraine Coons

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445649870

Category: Transportation

Page: 336

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Lorraine Coons and Alexander Varias explore the world of interwar steamship travel.

Dorothy Parker: Complete Broadway, 1918-1923

Dorothy Parker: Complete Broadway, 1918-1923

Author: Dorothy Parker & Kevin C. Fitzpatrick

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491722657

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 517

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"This collection covers the six years Mrs. Parker wrote a monthly theatre column, first for Vanity Fair, from 1918 to 1920, and then on Ainslee's, from 1920 to 1923"--Page xv.

Maiden Voyages

Maiden Voyages

Author: Siân Evans

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250246479

Category: History

Page: 304

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In an engaging and anecdotal social history, Siân Evans's Maiden Voyages explores how women’s lives were transformed by the Golden Age of ocean liner travel between Europe and North America. During the early twentieth century, transatlantic travel was the province of the great ocean liners. It was an extraordinary undertaking made by many women, whose lives were changed forever by their journeys between the Old World and the New. Some traveled for leisure, some for work; others to reinvent themselves or find new opportunities. They were celebrities, migrants and millionaires, refugees, aristocrats and crew members whose stories have mostly remained untold—until now. Maiden Voyages is a fascinating portrait of the era, the ships themselves, and these women as they crossed the Atlantic. The ocean liner was a microcosm of contemporary society, divided by class: from the luxury of the upper deck, playground for the rich and famous, to the cramped conditions of steerage or third class travel. In first class you’ll meet A-listers like Marlene Dietrich, Wallis Simpson, and Josephine Baker; the second class carried a new generation of professional and independent women, like pioneering interior designer Sibyl Colefax. Down in steerage, you’ll follow the journey of émigré Maria Riffelmacher as she escapes poverty in Europe. Bustling between decks is a crew of female workers, including Violet “The Unsinkable Stewardess” Jessop, who survived the Titanic disaster. Entertaining and informative, Maiden Voyages captures the golden age of ocean liners through the stories of the women whose transatlantic journeys changed the shape of society on both sides of the globe.

Sailor - A World War I Log

Sailor - A World War I Log

Author: LeRoy Moore, Sr.

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780615134758

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 134

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Roy Moore was proud to be an American. He was a child of the Hudson River and a man of the sea. When his nation went to war, so did he, aboard the Destroyer USS McCall convoying ships across the Atlantic through all weathers, rescuing survivors from harm's way and lobbing depth charges at enemy submarines. This is his daily log from that first World War, along with what remains of photographs and keepsakes washed ashore from his many experiences. Memories all lovingly preserved here in the writings of three generations.

Economics and Art Theory

Economics and Art Theory

Author: Stratos Myrogiannis

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000629644

Category: Art

Page: 228

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Drawing on an interdisciplinary panel of contributors, this book presents a stimulating dialogue between economics and art theory and considers how this might aid our understanding of both areas of research. The collection explores themes which both fields share, including rationality, abstraction and model building, the nature of social reality, representation and transformation. The contributions employ a broad range of methods to investigate the links between economics and art, and their coverage includes architecture, history of ideas, art theory, literature studies and beyond. This innovative volume will be of interest to advanced students and scholars of economic theory, cultural economics, literary and art theory and it intends to be a starting point for new avenues of interdisciplinary research.

A History of Ocean Liners in 50 Objects

A History of Ocean Liners in 50 Objects

Author: Mark Berry

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750996471

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

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Explore the history of ocean liners through the objects that bring them to life. Liners represented the ambitions of their nations in peace and war; their design, interiors and fittings incorporated the finest contemporary technological and artistic features. In peacetime they carried celebrities, vacationers and emigrants; while in war they carried thousands of troops – and then war brides seeking new lives. A History of Ocean Liners in 50 Objects takes in evolving technology, supreme luxury and fine cuisine, as well as hardship and the burning hope for a better life. There is peril, disaster and death, international pride and competition, glory and war. The objects tell a fascinating story, showing how the functional sea voyage has evolved from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century to the huge cruise industry we have today.